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Federal court upholds wage laws for home health workers

August 25, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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The law guarantees overtime and minimum wage protection to home healthcare workers.

Pace steps down from Advancing Excellence, joins Alzheimer's Association

August 21, 2015  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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One of long-term care's busiest advocates and policy influencers shifts leadership to the Alzheimer's Association.

CMS extends execution delay for 'two-midnight' rule again

August 17, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has pushed the deadline for the "two-midnight" rule to the end of the year.

Let’s talk about dying

August 13, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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The biggest fact of life is that everyone dies. As the clock takes its final ticks—whether it’s counting down the life of a loved one or yourself—do family and friends know how to honor your wishes?

Ohio may integrate convicts into nursing homes

August 11, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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The costs of caring for sick and frail older convicts are skyrocketing and soon so will the numbers of elderly inmates in the nation’s prison systems. The Ohio Department of Corrections thinks it has found the answer to reducing the state's costs of providing...

Senator questions integrity of five-star nursing home rating system

August 10, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
news

Sen. Bob Casey (D-Penn.) has called for an investigation of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's five-star nursing home compare tool. 

Arizona law requires disclosure from in-home care agencies

August 4, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
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One of the fastest-growing retirement states in the country, Arizona senior advocates applaud the state legislature for taking this first step toward transparency.

White House Conference on Aging: New program and initiative roundup

July 14, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
news

The White House Conference on Aging was held Monday, and several new programs and initiatives were announced. 

Medicare: It works great…Let’s fix it

July 14, 2015  |  Michael J. Stoil, PhD
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Medicare celebrates its 50th anniversary on July 30. Experts on aging discuss the program's history and future goals at an American Society for Aging event this past June.

California LTC unions merge to create 280k-person powerhouse

July 6, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
news

Long-term care workers from three California locals have combined to create the nation's largest union.

California judge rules law that allows nursing homes to make medical decisions unconstitutional

July 6, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor
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The former law allowed nursing homes to make medical decisions on behalf of mentally incompetent residents. 

ACHCA’s Grachek stepping down

June 24, 2015  |  Sandra Hoban, Managing Editor
news

After nine years of leadership in the long-term care industry, ACHCA President and CEO Marianna Grachek announces that she will be retiring next month.

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